Scam of the Week: Watch Out for Robocall Scams

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Security and Fraud Prevention

The bad guys are automating robocall scams worldwide. Recently, there has been a rise in this type of fraud. They have a variety of attacks that you should watch out for. Here are a few examples:

  • Bank account and credit card scams where the bad guy claims to be an official from your bank or card company
  • Extortion scams where they request payment for a kidnapped friend or family member
  • Callback Scams where you are tricked into calling back a very expensive international number

Remember the following to avoid robocall scams:

  • If you receive a call from a company urging you to complete a request, hang up and call back the company directly to investigate.
  • Scammers can spoof any number they’d like. Therefore, even if a call looks like its coming from a familiar source, it could be a scam.
  • Never provide personal information over the phone unless you’re the one who initiated the call.

Think Before You Pick Up!

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